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Between morality and rationality: an analysis of interpersonal economics in rural Ireland
Salazar, Carles
Social scientists interested in peasant societies have tried to make sense of their economies in terms of the "political" and "moral" economy paradigms. I t is the aim of this paper to assess critically the applicability of such models to the informal sector of Irish family farms and, in so doing, to postulate the necessity of a different theoretical approach. The simplistic dichotomy between "rational" and "moral" behaviour is shown to fall short of a satisfactory account of economic relationships in this particular context. The complex intersection of different forms of rationality on an Irish family farm, half-way between peasant and capitalist agricultural producers, calls for newer and less rigid hypotheses
Keyword(s): Rural economics; Economic anthropology; Family farming; Ireland
Publication Date:
1996
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Salazar, Carles. 'Between morality and rationality: an analysis of interpersonal economics in rural Ireland'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 27, No. 3, April, 1996, pp. 235-252, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
Publisher(s): Economic & Social Studies
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